Make Love by Tina Maria Elena
Q: What medium(s) do you use and what does your process look like?
Usually, I get my inspiration from various mediums. A picture, a beautiful sunrise, sunset or something I read or even a personal experience. My process is often started with this and then a sketch of the image I wish to paint. When I’m happy with my sketch, I start either painting or cutting, depending on what I chose to do for that specific piece. Most of the time, but not always, I decide on the material and colors before I do the sketch.
Q: how do you feel about the representation of feminine perspective in erotic art and imagery?
I definitely feel that the feminine perspective has been missing and it was most certainly a huge part of my inspiration when I started painting erotic art. Fortunately, I feel a strong development in this area. Women are starting to accept and embrace their own sexuality. It feels like there’s finally a common voice from women around the world who take charge of their sensuality and support each other in the fight against the taboo that has forced this issue down for so many years.
What inspired you to start painting erotic art?
I want to empower women all over the world. I want them to be proud of themselves and the way they feel, look and act. I really want to shine light on sensuality because I feel it is so important. To feel sensual is really about feeling comfortable in your own skin, to feel desirable and when you do that, you’re able to enjoy sex so much more!
© Tina Maria Elena 2017